Tarshish: Is Aoun trying to cover up Hezbollah’s attempt to install its telecom network?

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MTV reported on Friday that Hezbollah “threatened” the residents of Tarshish after they prevented the party members from installing a telecommunications network in this upper Metn town of Mt Lebanon.

The Ministry of Telecommunications issued a statement on Tuesday denying that Hezbollah is attempting to install a telecommunications network in Tarshish

“A technical staff was assigned to supervise the works of the fiber optic networks project, carried out by a private company working for the Telecom Ministry, and we found out that there are no non-state installations in the telephone passages that belong to the ministry in Tarshish,” the statement said.

The ministry also reassured the residents of Tarchich that “no non-state networks will be installed in their town.”

The Ministry of Telecommunications is headed by Nicolas Sehnaoui who is a member of Free Patriotic movement (FPM) which is headed by MP Michel Aoun.

According to observers, since Aoun is a key ally of Hezbollah , there is serious concern in Lebanon that he is trying to cover up Hezbollah’s attempt to use the state’s telcom network infrastructure to install its own. Aoun, like Hezbollah threatened yesterday that the fuss over the Tarshish incident could lead to a repetition of May 7, 2008 event.

In May 2008, Hezbollah occupied the western part of Beirut and tried to occupy Mt Lebanon when the cabinet of former PM Fouad Siniora decided to remove the party’s telecommunications network . Hezbollah reportedly lost more people during its failed effort to occupy Mt Lebanon than in the 2006 war with Israel and the son of Sheikh Naim Qassem Deputy Secretary general of Hezbollah was reportedly killed in the Mt Lebanon battle.

One observer told Ya Libnan:” In the past Hezbollah was referred to as being the state within the state of Lebanon , but ever since Hezbollah brought down the government of PM Saad Hariri , Hezbollah became the state and Lebanon has become the state within Hezbollah’s state and Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah has become the de facto supreme leader of Lebanon.”

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The Phalange party on Tuesday held a meeting in Tarshish “to express solidarity with the residents” after media outlets reported that Hezbollah was expanding its telecommunications network in the town.

“This is our town, and what it has witnessed is unacceptable,” MP Sami Gemayel said, according to a statement issued by his party.

In a reference to Hezbollah, the MP said that he will not accept having “any army but the Lebanese army and any telecom network but one owned by the Lebanese state.”

He also called on Minister Sehanoui to “abide by the laws and prevent any [non-state] party from installing their own telecommunications network” on Lebanese soil.

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41 responses to “Tarshish: Is Aoun trying to cover up Hezbollah’s attempt to install its telecom network?”

  1. Hezbollah  and Aoun are the cancer that is going to kill Lebanon once and for all. It is becoming the normal day to day politics in Lebanon where if Hezbollah and Aoun don’t get what they want, when they want it, they (threaten) to get what they want. I can only see two options:
    1. If Lebanon is to survive, the Cancer must be removed.
    2. If the Cancer persists, then Lebanon as we knew it will die.

    The sad and depressing thing, is that there are no true Lebanese politicians left in Lebanon to deal with the cancer…

     

  2. Hezbollah  and Aoun are the cancer that is going to kill Lebanon once and for all. It is becoming the normal day to day politics in Lebanon where if Hezbollah and Aoun don’t get what they want, when they want it, they (threaten) to get what they want. I can only see two options:
    1. If Lebanon is to survive, the Cancer must be removed.
    2. If the Cancer persists, then Lebanon as we knew it will die.

    The sad and depressing thing, is that there are no true Lebanese politicians left in Lebanon to deal with the cancer…

     

  3. You make Lebanon be Lebanon again.
    You make it the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the frontier of the mountain and the plain
    Looking for a home where we all proud and free.
    Let Lebanon be the dream we all dreamed—
    You make it to be that great land we all love

    1. Patience2 Avatar

      They should print your ‘verse’ on rolls of toilet paper, then sign it ‘Kahlil Liban’.

      1. 7akibalash Avatar
        7akibalash

        I like “khalil khirfan” better 😀

      2. You may use the toilet paper to wipe off your filthy month.

        1. 7akibalash Avatar
          7akibalash

          naa, that toilet paper is reserved for aoun’s forehead… but not before I wipe my ass with it

    2. MeYosemite Avatar
      MeYosemite

      Libnan1
      Many of my replies to you was for you to explain in rational way your support to Aoun. Many of us don’t have the same support as you and thus we prefer a discussion from you rather than teasing. You think you are up to clarify your thoughts to a broader discussion? For this country to move forward, people need to know your facts to understand your position. You have shown depth when you shared about your uncle, but that is all what I know about you.

      1. MeYosemite,
          I had answered this question previously, maybe before you joined the site.
        My main support for Aoun based on these facts:
        – He was and still is a patriotic leader, he worked for Lebanon all his life.
        – He was a military officer who put his life on the line for Lebanon.
        – He called and worked hard to liberate Lebanon from foreign occupation and militia control, while other Lebanese militias fought him to keep the country in their control.
        – I’m from the Shouf mountains above Dammour and my mother is from the Bekaa valley, as a kid I saw hell from all the militia. Some of us survived by the mercy of God and virgin Mary.
        – I don’t believe any of them when they claim change. None of them are changed, they all criminals as far as I’m concerned
        – Aoun supports the resistance who are some of the most honorable Lebanese. According to my mother, if it wasn’t for the Shia the Bekaa valley will look like the Shouf where innocent Christians were mascaraed and homes were destroyed by their neighbors and fellow Lebanese.
        – After the war ended and was followed by militia controlled governments allocated money for the displaced in turn that money was stolen by the people that displaced them. It took Aoun to push for the return of the displaced and we appreciate his efforts.
        In conclusion I strongly believe it takes people that had proven during the war their love of Lebanon to rebuilt the future Lebanon we all love to go back to, who else would that be Aoun and HA. Some people don’t like them but they are benefiting indirectly from the brave alliance.
        I hope I answered your questions.

        1. libnan 1,
           with all due respect i am certain that  if aoun was recieved differently from the rest of the christian comunities upon his return  he would have a totaly different opinion and outlook on hizbollah, iran and syria . i am  also certain that you would speak badly of hizbollah too.

          my assessment is that you like aoun period,, and your love for him is deep enough that you would look past his shortcomings out of loyalty which is understandable  as you seem to need a leader to look up to like most.

          as far as the resistance goes there is a lot of reasons why they exist  and  i am sure you can find pros and cons in most groups but honorable is a very strong word and one of my favorite saying is ” you dont get sweet and bitter water form the same fountain”
           and there is no shortage of corruption and accusations of abuse of power and illegal activities in that organization just as there would be in any group that feels a god given right to be above the law.

           any unbiased person with no alterior motive or mission would agree that it is contrary to any logic  to have a state within a state can exist in a civilized society.

          if hizbollah and aoun were free from their conflicting intrests  they would comit to changing  the mood in lebnaon and give  a major boost of hope, pride  to ALL lebanese people.

          1 hizbollah join the army and be commanded only by laf to protect the borders and enforce the law.
          2 force the issue  of demarcation of borders in favor of lebanon and not delay the issue to serve  syrian intrest as they have done.
          3 hold syrias feet to the fire to get all lebanese citizens released from syrian jails.

          finaly as a christian you should direct your strongest love(agape) to your familly and neighbors and the commoners in your comunity, we need each others good deeds and suport more than the kings in the castles do.

        2. MeYosemite Avatar
          MeYosemite

          Thanks for sharing. Each Lebanese has benefited from some factions, and was hurt by others. Thus a justified split. The question is how to move forward if each wants to hold ground.

          I fought with Gemayel in the late 70s, fought with LF in Zahle, and fought with Aoun back then when defending Ashrafieh. But now time have changed. Politicians, perhaps genuine for their cause then, are no longer true. We must grow in one Lebanon, we know the pain of war and the pain of divisions. We can’t keep the past in the present. The next generation must see one unified country, otherwise another civil war will be eminent, since the new generation have not experienced what war is, they will just have the fear that has been handed down, and the cycle will continue.

          I inivite you to join the will of people as equals.

        3. 5thDrawer Avatar

          Sometimes you have to tell people you like the truth, even if it hurts … when ‘leadership’ is going the wrong way, it’s the same thing.

        4. MeYosemite, Great conversation. We did not benefit from any party, we were hurt by all parties except for the L. Army. I’m not by any means dwelling on the past. We can’t bring our dead back, you are correct we must move forward. My support for Aoun maybe misunderstood. History is a good teacher, that is why we learn history in school and that is why we write resumes when applying for jobs. My point was that even though Aoun made many mistakes, he made them as part of a commanding the L. Army (our nation army). He defended NOT killed innocent people based on their religion.
          Now, we can’t build a new country without any leadership. I happen to believe Aoun is the right person again based on his resume (including all the faults in it). I did not have the privilege to fight under his command due to my age at that time, I would have done exactly what my fallen heroes have done.
          I do appreciate your sacrifices while supporting the cause of Lebanon.   

        5. MeYosemite, Great conversation. We did not benefit from any party, we were hurt by all parties except for the L. Army. I’m not by any means dwelling on the past. We can’t bring our dead back, you are correct we must move forward. My support for Aoun maybe misunderstood. History is a good teacher, that is why we learn history in school and that is why we write resumes when applying for jobs. My point was that even though Aoun made many mistakes, he made them as part of a commanding the L. Army (our nation army). He defended NOT killed innocent people based on their religion.
          Now, we can’t build a new country without any leadership. I happen to believe Aoun is the right person again based on his resume (including all the faults in it). I did not have the privilege to fight under his command due to my age at that time, I would have done exactly what my fallen heroes have done.
          I do appreciate your sacrifices while supporting the cause of Lebanon.   

    3. 5thDrawer Avatar

      He still looks transparently phony to me.

    4. 7akibalash Avatar
      7akibalash

      aoun,
      you make lebanon a hell hole
      we dream of the way it used to be
      you make it a playground for the likes of zabrallah
      we look for a home in a lebanon that’s free
      you prick, leave us out of your evil scheme
      go, go back to france, and leave us be

      1. Funny Balash, leave the militias to destroy Lebanon again!!!!

        1. 7akibalash Avatar
          7akibalash

          dont mistake your brainfarts for actual thoughts now..

  4.  Avatar

    You make Lebanon be Lebanon again.
    You make it the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the frontier of the mountain and the plain
    Looking for a home where we all proud and free.
    Let Lebanon be the dream we all dreamed—
    You make it to be that great land we all love

    1.  Avatar

      They should print your ‘verse’ on rolls of toilet paper, then sign it ‘Kahlil Liban’.

      1.  Avatar

        I like “khalil khirfan” better 😀

      2.  Avatar

        You may use the toilet paper to wipe off your filthy month.

        1.  Avatar

          naa, that toilet paper is reserved for aoun’s forehead… but not before I wipe my ass with it

    2.  Avatar

      Libnan1
      Many of my replies to you was for you to explain in rational way your support to Aoun. Many of us don’t have the same support as you and thus we prefer a discussion from you rather than teasing. You think you are up to clarify your thoughts to a broader discussion? For this country to move forward, people need to know your facts to understand your position. You have shown depth when you shared about your uncle, but that is all what I know about you.

      1.  Avatar

        MeYosemite,
           I had answered you question before, maybe before you joined the site.
        My main support for Aoun based on these facts:
        – He was and still is a patriotic leader, he worked for Lebanon all his life.
        – He was a military officer who put his life on the line for Lebanon.
        – He called and worked hard  to liberate Lebanon from foregin occupation and miltia control, while other Lebanese mitias fought him to keep the country in their control.
        – I’m from the Shouf mountains above Dammour and my mother is from the Bekaa valley, as a kid I saw hell from all the militia. Some of us survived by the mercy of God and the virgin Mary.
        – I don’t believe any of them when they claim change. None of them are changed, they all crimnals as far as I’m concered.
        – Aoun supports the resistance who are some of the most honorable Lebanese. According to my mother, if it wasn’t for the Shia the Bekaa valley will look like the Shouf where innocent Christians were mascared and homes were destroyed by their neighbors and fellow Lebanese.
        – After the war ended and was followed by militia controlled governments allocated money for the displaced in turn that money was stollen by the people that displaced them. It took Aoun to push for the return of the displaced and we approciate his efforts.

        In conclusion I strongly believe it takes people that had proven during the war their love of Lebanon to rebuilt the future Lebanon we all love to go back to, who else would that be Aoun and HA. Some people don’t like them but they are benefiting indirectly from the brave alliance. 

        I hope I answered you questions.
         

        1. libnan 1,
           with all due respect i am certain that  if aoun was recieved differently from the rest of the christian comunities upon his return  he would have a totaly different opinion and outlook on hizbollah, iran and syria . i am  also certain that you would speak badly of hizbollah too.

          my assessment is that you like aoun period,, and your love for him is deep enough that you would look past his shortcomings out of loyalty which is understandable  as you seem to need a leader to look up to like most.

          as far as the resistance goes there is a lot of reasons why they exist  and  i am sure you can find pros and cons in most groups but honorable is a very strong word and one of my favorite saying is ” you dont get sweet and bitter water form the same fountain”
           and there is no shortage of corruption and accusations of abuse of power and illegal activities in that organization just as there would be in any group that feels a god given right to be above the law.

           any unbiased person with no alterior motive or mission would agree that it is contrary to any logic  to have a state within a state can exist in a civilized society.

          if hizbollah and aoun were free from their conflicting intrests  they would comit to changing  the mood in lebnaon and give  a major boost of hope, pride  to ALL lebanese people.

          1 hizbollah join the army and be commanded only by laf to protect the borders and enforce the law.
          2 force the issue  of demarcation of borders in favor of lebanon and not delay the issue to serve  syrian intrest as they have done.
          3 hold syrias feet to the fire to get all lebanese citizens released from syrian jails.

          finaly as a christian you should direct your strongest love(agape) to your familly and neighbors and the commoners in your comunity, we need each others good deeds and suport more than the kings in the castles do.

        2.  Avatar

          Thanks for sharing. Each Lebanese has benefited from some factions, and was hurt by others. Thus a justified split. The question is how to move forward if each wants to hold ground.

          I fought with Gemayel in the late 70s, fought with LF in Zahle, and fought with Aoun back then when defending Ashrafieh. But now time have changed. Politicians, perhaps genuine for their cause then, are no longer true. We must grow in one Lebanon, we know the pain of war and the pain of divisions. We can’t keep the past in the present. The next generation must see one unified country, otherwise another civil war will be eminent, since the new generation have not experienced what war is, they will just have the fear that has been handed down, and the cycle will continue.

          I inivite you to join the will of people as equals.

        3.  Avatar

          Sometimes you have to tell people you like the truth, even if it hurts … when ‘leadership’ is going the wrong way, it’s the same thing.

        4.  Avatar

          MeYosemite, Great conversation. We did not benefit from any party, we were hurt by all parties except for the L. Army. I’m not by any means dwelling on the past. We can’t bring our dead back, you are correct we must move forward. My support for Aoun maybe misunderstood. History is a good teacher, that is why we learn history in school and that is why we write resumes when applying for jobs. My point was that even though Aoun made many mistakes, he made them as part of a commanding the L. Army (our nation army). He defended NOT killed innocent people based on their religion.
          Now, we can’t build a new country without any leadership. I happen to believe Aoun is the right person again based on his resume (including all the faults in it). I did not have the privilege to fight under his command due to my age at that time, I would have done exactly what my fallen heroes have done.
          I do appreciate your sacrifices while supporting the cause of Lebanon.   

    3.  Avatar

      He still looks transparently phony to me.

    4.  Avatar

      aoun,
      you make lebanon a hell hole
      we dream of the way it used to be
      you make it a playground for the likes of zabrallah
      we look for a home in a lebanon that’s free
      you prick, leave us out of your evil scheme
      go, go back to france, and leave us be

      1.  Avatar

        Funny Balash, leave the militias to destroy Lebanon again!!!!

        1.  Avatar

          dont mistake your brainfarts for actual thoughts now..

        2.  Avatar

          dont mistake your brainfarts for actual thoughts now..

  5.  Avatar

    You make Lebanon be Lebanon again.
    You make it the dream it used to be.
    Let it be the frontier of the mountain and the plain
    Looking for a home where we all proud and free.
    Let Lebanon be the dream we all dreamed—
    You make it to be that great land we all love

  6. 7akibalash Avatar
    7akibalash

    aoun,
    screw you and screw zabrallah along with you

    1. I like to see you try :DDDD

  7.  Avatar

    aoun,
    you make lebanon a hell hole
    we dream of the way it used to be
    you make it a playground for the likes of zabrallah
    we look for a home in a lebanon that’s free
    you prick, leave us out of your evil scheme
    go, go back to france, and leave us be
     

    1.  Avatar

      I like to see you try :DDDD

  8. Fauzia45 Avatar

    They will continue to threaten ,accuse,refuse,impose ,deny and cover up as long as they have the power to do so!!

  9.  Avatar

    They will continue to threaten ,accuse,refuse,impose ,deny and cover up as long as they have the power to do so!!

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